SLCC General Catalog

Surgical Technology CC

CTE Certificate of Completion
32 credits

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Program Description

The Surgical Technology program prepares individuals to work primarily in the operating room. Students will be placed in two clinical facilities, a different one each semester. These clinical placements are made at the discretion of the clinical coordinator. Clinical is in the second semester from about 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the clinical sites. Upon completion of the program, the surgical technology student receives a certificate of completion.

Career Opportunities

The surgical technologist, working under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, functions as an integral member of a surgical team in assisting with surgical procedures, creating and maintaining the sterile surgical field and,setting up and handing the instruments, sutures and other equipment needed to do the procedure and also is responsible for care of the instruments before and after the procedure. Employment opportunities are also available in surgical centers, labor and delivery, ER’s and doctors’ offices.

The surgical technologist must be in good physical and mental health to withstand rigors of the job. Enrollment in the Surgical Technology program is limited to the number of available clinical sites. Applicants must submit all application documentation to Enrollment Services.

This is a service learning program requiring students to perform six hours of guided community service.

Program Entry Requirements

Admissions Process

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student. See  www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.  
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed.Send to:

SLCC Incoming Transcripts
4600 South Redwood Road
P.O Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0808

  1. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Incoming Transcript Office.  The form is located at www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/transferring-to-slcc.  This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s application will be considered.
  2. Complete Accuplacer exam, or submit current SAT/ACT test scores, if MATH and ENGL course work have not been transferred to SLCC (required before you are able to register for classes that have MATH and RDG/WRTG courses as prerequisites). See: www.slcc.edu/testing
  3. Program course prerequisites are as follows (Must be completed with a C or better except BIOL 2320/2325 which must be completed with a C+ or better within the past 5 years):

 

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/ a C or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 0990

Elem Algebra

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 0950 or MATH 0920 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

Placement into MATH 1010 per Accuplacer/ACT/SAT scores (valid for 1 year)

NOTE: All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to submitting application for the Surgical Technology program.

Application Requirements

See the Surgical Technology webpage for essential information regarding completion of application requirements at www.slcc.edu/surgicaltech

Course Fees

www.slcc.edu/surgicaltech

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-current/tuition-fees

Specialized Accreditation

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting,

6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120

Program Objectives

Please see the SLCC Surgical Technology website for program assessment outcomes.


Required Courses: (32 Credits)

Course

Titles

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Eff Comm

3

A

 

PSY 1100

Human Growth & Dev

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

PSY 1210

Personal Growth & Dev

3

A

 

MA 1100

Medical Terminology

2

A

 

SURG 1200

Intro Surgical Technology

6

F

Admission to program

SURG 1250

Adv Surgical Technology

6

F

SURG 1200 AND BIOL 2320/2325

SURG 1500

Surgical Procedures I

1

Sp

SURG 1250. Coreq: SURG 1510

SURG 1510

Surgical Practicum I

5

Sp

SURG 1250. Coreq: SURG 1500

SURG 1600

Comprehensive Surg Tech

1

Sp

SURG 1500. Coreq: SURG 1510

SURG 1610

Surgical Practicum II

5

Sp

SURG 1600. Coreq: SURG 1610


Sample Schedule

Prerequisites

Credits

 

BIOL 2320

4

 

 

BIOL 2325

0

 

 

ENGL 1010

3

 

 

MATH 0990

4

 

 

Total

11

 

 

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

PSY 1210/1100

3

COMM 1010

3

MA 1100

2

SURG 1500

1

SURG 1200

6

SURG 1510

5

SURG 1250

6

SURG 1600

1

 

 

SURG 1610

5

Total

17

Total

15


Advising Notes

Eighteen students are accepted to the program every Fall semester. Accepted students must take the SURG courses in the order outlined in the sample schedule. To remain in the program, students must complete the SURG courses with a C+ grade or better. 

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Prepare surgical technology students to pass the Certification for the Surgical Technologist NBSTSA Exam.

3, 4

  • Prepare surgical technologists who are able to independently scrub basic, intermediate, and some advanced core area surgical interventions in Endoscopy, General, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Genitourinary, and Orthopedic specialties.

2, 3, 4

  • Engage students in a clinical experience under the supervision of an experienced surgical technologist.  140 procedures are first scrubbed, 40 of which are solo.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Develop effective communication skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as necessary in the surgical setting. 

1, 2, 4

  • Develop reasoning, problem solving, anticipation, and prioritization skills in the surgical setting, in order to effectively create and organize the sterile field for efficiency, safety and conservation of financial resources.

4, 5

  • Develop a sense of civic engagement in order to work with others in a professional and constructive manor in the medical arena.

1, 5

  • Prepare students to serve diverse patient populations with an ability to meet their individual needs; these populations include those of diverse ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, and sexual orientation.

1, 2, 5

  • Develop a strong surgical conscience in students, placing the patient first always.

1, 2, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Allied Health Division

Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 059A

Program Information
801-957-6215

Surgical Technology Program

Academic Advising
Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 047
801-957- 6407

Health Science Admissions
Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 047
801) 957-6253

Program Faculty
Instructors
Gregory Maughan
Jana Mitchell